I had been thinking of trying a new razor for a while, even considering an electric razor. I usually shave once a week, and have for years. I got the razor through a trial program through Gillette. I thought this would be a good time to try a different product, as I was changing my shaving routine to something a little more frequent than before... The razor was designed for sensitive skin, which is right up my alley. Being African-American, I have always worried about skin burns and razor bumps. The first week in I shaved three times, being every other day with NO problems whatsoever ! I use a shaving cream, and other than this razor being different than what I use, there was NO change in my routine. The shave is close, and comfortable. I didn't have to think about the blades, just shaving. I also wear a goatee, and the single blade in the rear of the razor gave me a nice line on each side. Best part of a good shave is my girl of 8 years complimenting me on it the next day after the first use of the PROGLIDE. I have known the Proglide was out there, just stuck in my grooming habits as most people are. Over the holiday weekend I bought ANOTHER Proglide with the multi-razor pack. VERY happy with this razor. Thank you Gilette !
While I did not need all four razors, I bought them because I purchased a single razor last year from a cutlery retailer here in Chicago. Unfortunately, demand for the product is so great he has trouble keeping them in stock. The reason? Proctor & Gamble/Gillette in their infinite wisdom no longer offer the Atra razor for the American market. This is the foreign equivalent. While it appears to be a disposable, it is not. The product accepts replacement blades from Gillette and the competition. However, the razor is not solid metal like the ones available up to the early 2000s. It is also lighter. The aforementioned purchase, which was made in India, has thus far lasted me over a year. Not sure if it will last 20 years like the metal ones; so I figured I would stock-up. Overstock states the product is Made in USA. This is false and not the first time they have misstated a products country of origin. All four razors purchased from Overstock were made in China. Since I am a life-long fan of the double-blade I was willing to compromise by purchasing a foreign product.
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